DEADLINE: August 1

APS Seeks New Representative to the AAP Committee on Pediatric Research (COPR)

The Committee on Pediatric Research (COPR) makes policy recommendations to the Board of Directors on various aspects of child health research such as identifying major research questions, promoting funding for pediatric research, and monitoring the status and practice of including children in federally sponsored research studies. For information on including children in research, go to Children and Clinical Studies.

The COPR develops and collaborates with other committees on policy statements and maintains liaison relationships with many national pediatric associations and federal agencies that have a strong interest in promoting child health research.


  • Three-year term (begins July). Limit of one reappointment.
  • Meet in person 2 times per year and collaborate and meet by phone/email throughout the year.
  • The overall time that COPR takes up depends on the engagement of the APS Representative.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Recognized medical leader who has made/is making significant contributions to advancing pediatric medical research—anywhere along the continuum
  • Interested in collaborating with other pediatric organizations re: innovative solutions to challenges in pediatric research

APS members who are interested in serving a three-year term as the APS representative to COPR need to apply before August 1. The following items are required:

  • One-page statement of interest to include:
    • Why you would like to serve on the committee.
    • How your background and/or pediatric research policy experience could serve the committee.
    • Personal statement.
  • DEI Statement
  • CV